Last 14 December, Eurocarers was invited to discuss the outcomes of an interesting Erasmus+ project aimed to stimulate user-led design in the development of ICT-based Alzheimer care solutions.
The Co-Care project brought together universities, ICT professionals, stakeholders from the health and social care sector, and users, including informal carers, in Portugal, Spain, and UK, with the aim to improve teaching and learning approaches and foster entrepreneurship in the ICT and health and social sector.
One main objective was to develop and disseminate an innovative participative approach in the design of ICT solutions to facilitate the daily life of people providing care informally to a relative with Alzheimer’s disease.
Throughout its three-year duration, Co-Care has developed three main outputs:
- Online training resources for health, ICT, and social studies students in order to stimulate the development of products better suited to the needs of users
- A toolkit for informal carers equipping them with the necessary knowledge and competences to choose the most appropriate ICT-based solutions and use them optimally
- An online community of practice open to all relevant stakeholders.
More information on the project is available on the dedicated website: Co-Care project
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